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Old 05-20-2008, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Build me a Rig for Age of conan !

My budget is around 800 bucks for the tower and everything in it.

this computer is ONLY going to be used for Age of conan, and nothing else.

I'm thinking q6600 quad core, and the most ram possible. Do I need 2 video cards ???

I don't care about rewritable dvd drives, or massive harddrives.

I am running a 20'' monitor right now, but will be upgrading to a 24'' in the next 6 months or so, so I need a video card good enough

Whata u guys think ???
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a great card for Conan and it's cheap after rebate

Newegg.com - ECS N8800GTS-512MX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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yeah thats on my list thanks

now I'm really just trying to decide between a quad core proc. and dual core...
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e84/8500 or even the 7200 (you'd have to put a good OC on it, though). i'd go for the 8400 or the 8500 if you can afford it. e7200 will overclock high enough, and it will fit in your budget better. the kentsfield quads are hot and will not OC as good as the new wolfdale cores, even the dual cores will compete with the older quads. i wont say they are worthless by any means, but they are soon to be outdated (like everything else you buy today, lol). they will still give you lots of use, but i would get a wolfdale dual core, myself.
the card suggested above runs my 24" flawlessly. mine's evga, but no difference.
lol...8+gb ram is possible, but 3-4gb is plenty if you run vista.
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awesome thanks for the info

I decided to go with the e7200 and g35 mobo

my total build cost came out under $795 with the 8800GTS 512mb

I think I'm gona add Vista 64 home for another 100 bucks though
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24'' has a might hefty resolution...here's another option which will play age of conan even better:

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
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Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
37

Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Newegg.com - Open Box: MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
120

Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-96TES2P-FSP GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - ZOTAC ZT-96TES2P-FSP GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
70

Newegg.com - PHILIPS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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total is 715 + case of your choice



***edit woops i forgot a psu. A corsair 520w would be ideal
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what made you go with dual 9600GT rather than like a single 8800GTS ?
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I would suggest looking through the first page a bit before u make a thread like this again because there are almost always at least 2 threads like this up. To make life easier for ya check out my thread: New Build w/ Low Budget *Need Help* because I am in the exact same position as you, trying to build a comp for AoC and some other games. I you need an OS it comes to about $720 after mail-in rebates and about $625 if you dont need one. The best thing about it is that this comp will be able to run AoC on maxed setting while still getting great fps.

See u in game if u happen to roll Cimmeria server (RP-PVP, friends picked it...dont ask). At least I'll get to make fun of an RPer here and there when I'm bored.

And to be honest I wouldnt bother with a quad core, its gonna add quite a bit to your cost and from what I've heard and read it wont make that big of a difference when it comes to your gaming performance. You also said you wanted the most ram possible which might not be the best route, 2GB will be fine, especially if you have AoC in mind. Just be sure to get good ram and you will be more than set.
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what made you go with dual 9600GT rather than like a single 8800GTS ?
Probably because a 24" monitor is going to have a high resolution which is where SLI shines.
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what made you go with dual 9600GT rather than like a single 8800GTS ?
Because 9600GTs in SLI pretty much clobber the 8800GTS 512mb at all resolutions, better the higher you go.

Performance is right behind the 9800GX2 actually
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